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  • EPSRC Post Doctoral Research Officer (2 year fixed term)

    Dear All

    Please find details of an EPSRC funded Post Doctoral Research Officer position available in the Cardiff School of Sport, Sport Biomechanics Research Group. Details are as follows:

    Job Title: Research Officer: Sesame Project (Two year fixed term contract with effect from January 2009)

    Department: Biomechanics, Cardiff School of Sport

    Grade: 4AB

    Salary: £21,599 - £25,763 p.a.

    Closing date: 27th October 2008

    Accountable to: Sesame Project Leader, Professor David G Kerwin

    Purpose of Post

    The Cardiff School of Sport has recently been awarded a four-year EPSRC grant to carry out high-quality scientific research to produce deployable systems that have a positive and measurable impact on the training of elite athletes. The project is application led and multidisciplinary and aims to:

    Understand coaching requirements by working with coaches throughout the lifetime of the project.

    Support both athletes' and coaches' training and education.

    Explore feasibility of correcting actions and building 'muscle memory' (the

    proprioceptive sense) through the use of real-time non-invasive wireless signalling.

    Compare and evaluate different athletes' actions and performance, identifying advantages and disadvantages and informing customised feedback for individuals.

    Place the UK firmly at the forefront of sporting technology.

    The R&D process within the SESAME project is driven by a set of critical technical objectives. Consequently, the project activities have been structured as a set of interlinked milestones; these will be tackled by interdisciplinary inter institutional teams, led by scientists and engineers with world-leading expertise.

    Further information is available through the following link:

    For informal enquires please contact

    Prof. David G Kerwin


    phone: +44 (0)29 2041 7274



    Dr Gareth Irwin
    Principal Lecturer
    Head of Biomechanics

    Cardiff School of Sport
    University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
    Cyncoed Road
    CF23 6XD, United Kingdom

    BASES Accredited Biomechanist
    GB Gymnastics Team Manager (WUGS)

    P: +44 (0)29 20416649 (work)